I’m a little bit in love with the new Berry Farms community in south Franklin… okay, actually – I’m A LOT in love. This sweet development truly has something for everyone! It’s mixed-use master planned community where work, play and home intermingle in the best possible ways. What is a mixed-use community, you ask? Simply put, it’s a little village that brings the charm of yesteryear’s small town living and updates it with modern amenities. In Berry Farms, you can find homes in every price point from apartments to town-homes to custom-built luxury homes. Upon completion, Berry Farms is projected to have more than 1,100 residential units, 1.8 million square feet of retail space and 3 million square feet of office space and all of it is walkable via the sidewalks, parks and pathways that are being built into the community.
The location can’t be beat! Situated at the junction of I-65 and Goose Creek Bypass, Berry Farms offers Nashville commuters a quick and easy thirty minute drive to downtown Music City. Even better, though, is the reverse commute when you’re welcomed home to rolling hills, bucolic settings and a close-knit and vibrant community. Once you’re safely ensconced within the bright white equestrian fences that border Berry Farms, you’ll find it hard to believe you are so close to a major metropolitan area and that’s just as the neighborhood’s designers planned it!
With over 600 acres of rolling hills, Berry Farms maintains all its rustic beauty and historical importance. In fact, the community enhances, rather than detracts, from the verdant landscape. The property was originally owned by Avalyn and Tyler Berry, direct descendants of Colonel “Buck” Martin, who settled on the property in the early 1800’s. Martin, who served on Andrew Jackson’s staff, convinced his family to embrace the beauty of Middle Tennessee and make their home there.
His sister and her husband built their home, Rural Plains on the property in 1830. The brick home still stands today and is an integral part of the Berry Farms community, lovingly preserved and maintained by the Berry Family. Additionally, the property is steeped in civil war history with at least three civil war skirmishes having been fought on the land.
One of the driving principles behind Berry Farms’ development is a vision to connect people to the things in their lives that are most meaningful. It’s a community centered on making it easy for people to connect to their neighbors, to work, to businesses, to shopping, restaurants and nature. The brilliantly designed streetscapes, walkways, bike paths and trails connect the various neighborhoods within the Berry Farms community and give residents a strong sense of association and union. Imagine how great it would be to walk from your custom-built home to your high-tech office each and every day. Picture walking your kids to and from the local grocery store, pizza parlor and coffee shop. Living in Berry Farms makes all that possible!
Last but not least, because Berry Farms is located in thriving Williamson County, it is zoned for the states most prestigious public schools. The community is currently zoned for Oak View Elementary, Page Middle School and Page High School, all top-ranked institutions. Additionally, many admired private schools, including Battle Ground Academy and Brentwood Academy, are located minutes from Berry Farms. Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Columbia State Community College and O’More College of Design are all located less than thirty minutes away.
Sold yet? If not, I’m more than happy to take a little drive down south and show you, live and in person, all that Berry Farms has to offer. The only thing I warn my clients about in regards to this fantastic new community is how quickly homes will be sold there! If you’re looking for a new home in the heart of Franklin that offers true “front porch” living, move fast! I promise, you won’t regret it!